The 5th edition of the All Africa University Games is coming to a close with Uganda just four gold medals shy of the leading South African teams. Team Uganda, comprising select athletes from universities in the country, scooped 15 gold medals, 23 silver medals and bronze medals to come second, edging Algeria which came second last year. Uganda's strongest performances were in athletics with 17 medals, six of them gold and Karate with 15 medals and one of them gold. South Africa extended their winning streak by bagging 19 gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal. Their strongest showing was in athletics with eight gold and badminton and tennis with five gold medals each. Algeria dropped one place to 3rd position with six gold medals, seven silver medals and three bronze medals from three games: athletics, karate and table tennis. Rwanda was the only other East African country that bagged gold medals, six of them all in karate. Two countries, Burkina Faso and Zambia, did not get any medals. Twenty-four countries participated in the tournament which was dogged by poor facilities.
Updated: 22 Jul, 19:4119:41
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